The problem of ‘economic migration’
There are some who object to the tragic influx of immigrants on the basis that they are
So just to gain some perspective on this, let us define an ‘economic immigrant’ as someone who is
not escaping a war/terrorist zone.
How then would we feel about 1.3 million ‘economic immigrants’, persons seeking to come here
who are not escaping war/terrorism?
In context it is to be noted that, per capita of population, Sweden has taken in more immigrants
since 2001 than any other European country.
Something for which Swedes should be justifiably proud and generally are. There is just a small
percentage whose apparent grasp of history conveniently omits this:
in the 19th century 1.3 MILION ‘economic refugess’ emigrated from Sweden to the USA. They did not leave
because of war or terrorism, nor because of violent religious oppression.
So, where is the logic of the argument presented by that small minority who oppose accepting refugees from war zones?
It is, after all, no more than pay-back!
photo from The Guardian and an article here